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San Gimignano

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The council of San Gimignano, whose place name comes from the name of the Saint who saved the town from invasion by the Goths, is in the province of Siena

In this council you can admire the churches of St. Jacopo and St. Peter, the Collegiate of St. Mary of the Assumption with the Chapel of St. Fina, the Cathedral, the Museum of Sacred Art, the Podestà Palazzo and the Pratellesi Palazzo. In ancient times San Gimignano was a tiny village in the Greek-Etruscan period (III-II centuries BC). There is however some evidence of a more remote presence. The sacred area of Pugiano, still visible in the valley of the Riguardi river, seems in fact to date back to the Archaic-Etruscan era. ...

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Hiking along the Castelvecchio ruins

Travel the fascinating and historical route on foot or by bike

Distance: 14.5 km How long it takes: 5 hours (roundtrip) How to travel: on foot or by mountain bike How to get to the departure location: from S. ...

Val d'Elsa

Where land and art meet

The strategic importance of the Val d’Elsa lies in its location. It owes its development to the Francigena road and its prosperity to the ...

San Gimignano

Medieval towers and Vernaccia wine

Suggested Length of Stay: Weekend How to get there: Car or motorcycle Description Declared the Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO, Sam Gimignano is ...

Famous films set in San Gimignano

Don't miss the frescoes in the Collegiate Church

The towers of San Gimignano and their ‘metaphysical’ atmosphere have attracted many directors from all over the world to this small, medieval ...

A journey to discover the food and wines of Tuscany

A gastronomic tour from the land of Chianti and Casentino

Tuscany is home of the Medici family, the Duomo of Florence and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. ...

The Vernaccia Wine Trail

Amidst the towers of San Gimignano

San Gimignano is famous all over Tuscany for its medieval towers, which were originally built by the town’s richest families. ...

Florence to Siena along the wine trail

Enjoy the outdoors and the beautiful area south of Florence

If you enjoy camping and want to see the wine country south of Florence, here is a wonderful itinerary for you. ...

On the transhumance trail in Siena

The best way to see the area is on horseback

The landscape of Siena is a breathing work of art, replete with ancient hamlets, winding streets, picturesque cypress trees, castles and rolling ...

Visit Tuscany's Taste Museums

Learn more about DOC wines, truffles and local products

Tuscany has perfumes and tastes all its own—every corner has something tasty to offer visitors, from the “frizzante” perfumes of its wines to the ...

San Gimignano: in the footsteps of history

Monuments that tell their own stories

Don’t miss out on this itinerary to learn more about a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its unique architecture and breathtaking landscape! ...

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